E Burnside & SE 14th Avenue, 1929

Our Number Man probably indicates that an East Burnside street widening project is not too far in the future. The business names have changed at the intersection with SE 14th Avenue but the buildings remain intact today.

A2009-009.1076- E Burnside & 14th 1929(City of Portland Archives)

Cotillion Hall, 1917

Cotillion Hall, on the southeast corner of West Burnside and 14th Avenue, has been the home to many forms of music since its 1914 opening. It’s better known today as the Crystal Ballroom, with Ringlers Pub, named for original owner Montrose Ringler, now replacing the garage on the ground floor. The exterior is virtually unchanged in almost a century.

A2000-003.40 survey 27 crystal ballroom 1917(City of Portland Archives)

W Burnside & 14th, 1917

This 1917 survey photo shows 505-511 Burnside which, before the city renumbering, puts this block on the north side of West Burnside between 14th and 15th Streets. This is directly across Burnside from the Carlton Hotel. The building in the distance is probably the North Pacific Dental College on the southwest corner of 15th and Couch.

survey 28 and 29 1917

Carlton Hotel, 1917

The luxurious Carlton Hotel opened on SW Washington at 14th in 1911. This 1917 view is to the southwest, looking at the 14th and Burnside corner. This building was demolished for the stadium freeway which today passes under Burnside at this point.

A2000-003.38 Survey 26A Hotel Carlton 1917(City of Portland Archives)

SW Morrison & 14th, 1951

Today’s Tiffany Center at SW Morrison at 14th Avenue was the 1928 Neighbors of Woodcraft building in 1951. This photo apparently was meant to document the illuminated stop sign.

(City of Portland Archives)

NW Lovejoy & 14th, 1952

Once upon a time NW Lovejoy Street was elevated, from NW 14th Avenue to the Broadway Bridge. This view looks east at 14th where the ramp took drivers over the (now gone) railroad tracks. That overhead portion was removed in the late 1990s and now the ramp to the bridge begins at 9th Avenue.

(City of Portland Archives)

Hotel Carlton, 1911

The operator of the Hotel Carlton promised that the hotel would be “the Ritz-Carlton of Portland” and “is to be the last word in comfort, convenience and luxury.” It opened on the northwest corner of SW 14th and Washington in 1911 but by the time it was demolished for the Stadium Freeway in 1965, it had been reduced in status to a home for the aged and disabled. Click here to read the full story (advertisement) in The Oregonian of May 7, 1911 about the splendor of the new hotel.

(University of Oregon Libraries)